Richard Herring

Jacob Safra Professor of International Banking and Professor of Finance at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Richard J. Herring is Jacob Safra Professor of International Banking and Professor of Finance at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania where he is also Founding Director (and currently Co-Director) of The Wharton Financial Institutions Center. From 2000 to 2006 he served as Director of The Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies, a dual degree program that combines a Wharton MBA with a Masters in International Studies. From 1995 to 2000, he served as Vice Dean and Director of Wharton’s Undergraduate Division.

Outside the University he serves as Co-Chair of the US Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee and Executive Director of the Financial Economists Roundtable. He was a member of the Group of Thirty Study Groups on the Reinsurance Industry and on Global Institutions, National Supervision and Systemic Risk. He has served as the Professorial Fellow in Banking and Monetary Studies at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and Victoria University of Wellington and the Metzler Fellow at Johann Goethe University in Frankfurt. At various times he has been Consultant to the BIS, the IMF and World Bank, as well as the various US regulatory agencies.

Since 1990 he has been a Director of the New York Complex of DWS Scudder Mutual Funds and some of their predecessor organisations as well as the Daiwa Closed End Funds. He is the author of more than 100 articles, monographs and books on various topics in financial regulation and international finance. He received his undergraduate degree at Oberlin College and Masters and PhD at Princeton University.

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